The Rappahannock Canal Walk follows the old towpath along the disused canal just northwest of downtown Fredericksburg. The path follows a winding course past old suburban back yards and through a wooded corridor with a rural feel. At the east end of the trail is the town's main street (US 1/17/Princess Anne Street), which take you into the historical downtown. The western end of the trail passes by the hospital, where you can link to the Mary Washington Hospital Trail
Park in the lot on Fall Hill Avenue just west of Normandy Avenue.